Looking to make it eight in a row for the first time since 1974-75 … although in ‘74-75 they didn’t even have overtime, let alone the breakaway contests they sometimes hold after the end of hockey games nowadays.
The Rangers play the second in a stretch of two games in 11 freakin’ days, and their second of four in a row on the road.
Martin Biron starts in goal. Otherwise, expecting the Rangers will go with the same lineup they’ve been using during the streak—especially since they have only one extra player, Anton Stralman, who remains prucha’d.
Remember when the Rangers traded Scott (no goals since February) Gomez to the Canadiens for Marian Gaborik, Ryan McDonagh, Brandon Prust, Pavel Valentenko and No Scott Gomez? Lately, Gomer’s been playing on the fourth line on a bad hockey team. Betcha Smilin’ Scotty makes one of his signature hilarious appearances on MSG Network tonight. Also, always good to see P.K. Slewfoot.
PS, that’s the 1917-1919 Club de hockey Canadien logo up there on the right. Makes me long for the Forum.